Next year Alberta is expected to surpass B.C. in per-person debt.
The province closed out the decade with an estimated $36.6 billion in net debt.
Last year, the province ran a $6.7 billion operating deficit.
To eliminate the deficit, the government’s four-year plan will cut program spending by 1.6 per cent over four years.
The Kenney government plans to reduce spending by 1.6 per cent over four years.
Alberta’s scores dropped on all survey questions.
Report recommends holding nominal program spending flat until 2022/23.
The Blue Ribbon Panel and the Kenney government face a daunting fiscal challenge.